Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria > Class Hydrozoa > Subclass Hydroidolina > Order Siphonophorae > Suborder Calycophorae > Family Diphyidae > Subfamily Diphyinae > Genus Lensia

Lensia conoidea (Keferstein & Ehlers, 1860)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

LensiaTotton, 1932accepted genus name

Species group names

Diphyes truncata Sars, 1846 later homonym; nom. inval.
Diphyes truncata Sars, 1846 synonym; nom. inval.
Lensia truncata (Sars, 1846) synonym; nom. inval.


original description

Keferstein, W., and Ehlers, E. 1860. Auszug aus den Beobachtungen über die Siphonophoren von Neapel und Messina angestellt in Winter 1859-60. Nachr. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen No. 23: 254-262.

basis of record

Mapstone, G. M. 2001. Siphonophora, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 120-122

additional source

Calder, D. 2003 MS. Checklist of Hydroids, hydromedusae and siphonophores reported from the Bay of Fundy.

additional source

Pugh, P. R. and R. Gasca. 2009. Siphonophorae (Cnidaria) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 395–402 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

additional source

Bigelow, H. B., and Sears, M. 1937. Siphonophorae. Report on the Danish Oceanographical Expeditions 1908-10 to the Mediterranean and adjacent Seas, 11 (Biology): 1-144. A. F. Host and Son, Copenhagen

additional source

Linkletter, L.E. 1977. A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68 p.

additional source

Shih, C.T., 1977. A guide to the Jellyfish of Canadian Atlantic waters. National Museum of Natural Sciences, Natural History Series 5 : 1-190.

additional source

Cairns, S.D.; Gershwin, L.; Brook, F.J.; Pugh, P.; Dawson, E.W.; Ocaña O.V.; Vervoort, W.; Williams, G.; Watson, J.E.; Opresko, D.M.; Schuchert, P.; Hine, P.M.; Gordon, D.P.; Campbell, H.J.; Wright, A.J.; Sánchez, J.A.; Fautin, D.G. (2009). Phylum Cnidaria: corals, medusae, hydroids, myxozoans, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 59-101.

additional source

ITIS database





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (9 publications)
GenBank (4 nucleotides; 1 proteins)


Schuchert, P.; Mapstone, G. (2014). Lensia conoidea (Keferstein & Ehlers, 1860). In: Schuchert, P. (2014) World Hydrozoa database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:135426




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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